Three juveniles and a corrections officer who helped them escape from a Louisiana jail were apprehended at a motel in Houston, Texas on Sunday.
Louisiana State Police say the three teens escaped from the Ware Youth Detention Center in Coushatta, Louisiana with the help of Victoria Tune, a 21-year-old jail guard.
According to the Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office, the teens – TyJuan Lafitte, 17; Jeremiah Durham, 17; and Na’Varaya Lane, 15, were being housed at the facility on felony charges including armed robbery and attempted murder.
Tune reportedly drove the inmates off jail property in her personal car early Saturday. The vehicle was traced to the parking lot of a Houston motel 240 miles away on Sunday.
The motel was placed under surveillance by Houston PD for several hours. The four suspects were surrounded and arrested when they returned to the motel in a car driven by a relative of one of the teens on Sunday.
All four suspects remain in the Harris County Jail while they await extradition back to Louisiana. The relative was not charged.
Victoria Tune, who is married, is the second jail guard charged with helping inmates escape in the past month.
Vicky White, 56, took her own life 11 days after she helped suspected murderer Casey Cole White escape from an Alabama jail.
Vicky, a lonely divorcee, had developed a romantic relationship with the 6-ft-9 prisoner over a 2-year period. She reportedly married Casey while on the run.